In Storytelling, students use computer science to tell fun and interactive stories. Storytelling emphasizes creativity by encouraging club members to tell a unique story each day.
In Friends, students are encouraged to sign up with a friend or make a new friend in the club. Friends emphasizes teamwork by allowing club members to tell the story of how their friendship started and imagine a company together.
In Fashion & Design, students learn how computer science and technology are used in the fashion industry while building fashion-themed programs, like a fashion walk, a stylist tool, and a pattern maker.
In Art, students create animations, interactive artwork, photograph filters, and other exciting, artistic projects.
In Social Media, students create fun social media style applications and games while learning about the computer science concepts that enable these programs to work.
In Sports, students use computer science to simulate extreme sports, make their own fitness gadget commercial, and create commentary for a big sporting event.
In Music & Sound, students use the computer to play musical notes, create a music video, and build an interactive music display while learning how programming is used to create music.
In Game Design, students learn basic video game coding concepts by making different types of games, including racing, platform, launching, and more!
Students create fun and complex animated projects. This is an advanced curriculum, which means it teaches new concepts that are recommended for students who have already participated in at least two other CS First themes.
In this sample activity students animate an ocean wave to create a setting, then tell a story that takes place on the high seas.
In this sample activity students tell a story using the characters from Cartoon Network’s "The Amazing World of Gumball."
Be a designer and programmer – bring the Google logo to life using code.
This video will show you how to add music to your project.
First, add sound to your project.
The sound will play in the background of your project, so click on the stage.
Next, click on the “sounds” tab, then “choose new sound from library.”
This sound will play as a song in the background, looped over and over again, so click on “music loops.”
To listen to the sounds, click the play button next to each.
When you find one you want to use in your project, click on it, then select ok.
Next, program the sound to play.
Click on the scripts tab.
From the “sounds” menu, drag out a “play sound until done” block.
From the dropdown, select the sound you chose.
Click on it to hear your sound play.
[music plays] The music needs to play more than once if it is going to play for your entire story.
From the “control” menu, place a “forever” loop around the “play sound until done” block.
Click on the code stack.
The sound plays, and when it’s done, it plays again.
This will keep happening forever!
Finally, to start the soundtrack when the story starts, place a “when flag clicked” block on top of the forever loop.
Click the flag.
Music plays while the sprites tell your story!
Now it’s your turn: Add music to your project.